Category Archive: Tech Projects

Mar 28 2014

Rutledge Wood Plymouth Suburban Wagon Update: The Parts Arrive

  So what’s new with Rutledge Wood and Summit Racing’s latest project, the 1953 Plymouth Suburban two-door station wagon? Parts, that’s what. For those who’ve arrived late to the wagon party, the Plymouth was given to Rutledge by NASCAR legend Richard Petty. The car will combine traditional hot rod style with modern mechanicals, including a …

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Mar 27 2014

Big Blue XJ Cherokee (Part Two): Skyjacker Lift Kit

In this episode of our Big Blue Cherokee series, our recycled 1989 XJ Cherokee (soon to be a superior trail rig) becomes a roller thanks to a new Skyjacker six inch lift kit, new front brakes, and a set of Goodyear Wrangler MT/R tires. The goal of this project is to turn the Cherokee into a …

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Feb 20 2014

Big Blue XJ Cherokee (Part One): Axle Upgrades

Produced from 1984 through 2001, the Jeep XJ Cherokee was a capable vehicle right from the factory. It came equipped with the 4.0L in-line EFI six-cylinder engine, a four-speed automatic transmission, a Dana 30 front and Dana 35 rear axles—and loads of off-roading potential. Using a 1989 Jeep XJ Cherokee, which we affectionately called “Big Blue,” we’ll …

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Feb 14 2014

Rutledge Wood’s Plymouth Suburban Wagon Gets Torn to Pieces

Relax. Events at the Kenwood Rod Shop aren’t as alarming as they sound. It’s just Randy Allgood and his team hard at work disassembling Rutledge Wood’s latest project with Summit Racing, a 1953 Plymouth Suburban two-door station wagon. As we explained in our first story on this project, the Plymouth was given to Rutledge by …

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Jan 21 2014

Project Flat Out (Part 1): Swapping a Coyote 5.0L Into a 1936 Ford

With the help from Summit Racing Equipment and TCI Engineering, our friends at Rod Authority are building a 1936 Ford, which they’ve named Project Flat Out. The project got its name because the original Flathead engine is coming out, and brand-new, modern mill is going in its place. Exit Ford Flathead. Enter Summit Racing. The …

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Dec 28 2013

Year in Review (Part 3): A Look Back at the Top OnAllCylinders Tech Projects of 2013

Editor’s Note: The year 2013 gave us the C7 Chevrolet Corvette and took from us performance legends like Dean Jeffries and Stu Hilborn. We had a light-hearted look at the half-dozen Fast and Furious movies and got serious with dozens and dozens of new tech articles and how-tos. We even put a hot rodder’s spin on March …

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Dec 13 2013

Blue Oval Stampede: Unleashing 900+ Horses from a 600 CID Big Block Ford

We can remember a time when a big block that pushed 500 cubic inches and 700 horsepower was just short of unbelievable. Heck, that’s small block territory nowadays. If you really want a powerplant that gets your car noticed, you have to push way past that. And 600 cubic inches and 920 horsepower worth of all-aluminum big …

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Oct 03 2013

Hardcore LS: LME’s 700-Horsepower LS Engine (Part 2)

In part one of Hardcore LS, we told you how Chevy Hardcore and Late Model Engines (LME) were putting together a stout, 700-horsepower LS motor. But not just any LS motor. The guys at Chevy Hardcore were looking to build something that could tear up the track during the day and get you home safely …

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Sep 27 2013

Big Ford Horsepower (Part 3): Dyno Results for Trick Flow Specialties’ 598 Ford

Trick Flow Specialties is once again building the engine that will be part of the prize package awarded to the Summit Racing SuperSeries Top Class Champion. Last year, Trick Flow built the 565 cubic inch big block Chevy for the American Race Cars dragster that 2012 Top Class champion Tim Butler is campaigning this season. This …

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Aug 29 2013

Hardcore LS: LME’s 700-Horsepower LS Engine (Part 1)

As the guys at Chevy Hardcore point out, 500-horsepower ain’t what it used to be. A 500 horsepower daily-driven street mill simply won’t garner attention at local meets or gas station pumps like it used to. To be honest, it’s almost too easy to make power these days with late-model mills such as the GM LS engine. But is it cost-effective …

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